Ron DeSantis, the Governor of Florida, has largely been considered one of the most viable opponents to Donald Trump for the next Republican presidential nomination.
It hasn’t gotten any smoother in recent weeks. His campaign has struggled since the very beginning. He has been the second in many polls, although he is a former president.
The tone of the campaign was first established by a disastrous announcement on live Twitter, which was characterized by several technical problems.
Since that time, the campaign has gained attention for the continuous rotation of staff.
The team of DeSantis, who has worked on various high-profile campaigns, including a national campaign for the first time, could be experiencing some growing pains, according to Ayres Whit, the president of the right-center public opinion research firm, Research Opinion Star North.
Ayres joked that Our first presidential candidate was fond of saying that he was going from an eighth-grade basketball contest to the NBA finals, like going from a statewide race to a presidential race.
The DeSantis campaign failed to answer numerous inquiries from NPR for a statement.
A chronicle of the rotation of campaigns
According to Ayres, who was a pollster for DeSantis during his 2018 gubernatorial race, the problems with his presidential campaign probably arise from the fact that the majority of his team has not previously collaborated with him.
He stated, “those five races for teams campaign differently entirely five had has he and — governor for two, Congress for three — campaigns different five run has DeSantis Ron”.
Ayers clarified, “we worked hard on his tough and challenging gubernatorial campaign in 2018, and he will not have anyone associated with that victory do nothing.”
Ayres states that this includes the manager of the campaign, financial advisor, overall advisor, media company, and the pollster — himself.
Ayres stated, “Therefore, it’s challenging. Politics at any stage is a group activity, but it’s particularly a group activity at the level of the president.” “That generates some genuine trust concerns if you have never experienced a political battle with the individuals you are presently collaborating with,” he is handling a group that has never undergone a near, intense competition with him previously.
About 10 campaign staffers were let go, according to a report by Politico the previous month. DeSantis took over as campaign manager, replacing the previous top member of his team, as reported earlier in the current month.
Alex Conant, a Republican strategist with Firehouse Strategies, claims that there has never been a presidential campaign with such a short time period and high turnover.
He elucidated, “The aspirant possesses the confidence of the group from the very beginning, having expertise in nationwide politics and having collaborated in victorious electoral endeavors.”
Things are going well because in the middle of summer, a campaign spokesperson says that Marco Rubio, the senator from Florida who worked on his 2016 presidential campaign, hits a reset button two or three or four times.
He said, “It’s really difficult to change the trajectory of a presidential campaign in the middle of a presidential campaign because you’re concentrating so much on incoming fire.”
“And when individuals detect blood in the ocean, it simply lures in additional sharks.”
There is still a significant amount of campaigning to be done.
However, it is still relatively early, indicating that circumstances could change.
To continue, DeSantis possesses a commendable conservative track record and is also highly intelligent, however Ayres mentions that he faces certain difficulties when collaborating with others.
“He foretold,” he said, “that if he sees an opportunity to run for the presidency at a more opportune moment, he will strive to make it a reality.” It is evident that he has the capability to improve himself in overcoming the challenges that have hindered his progress thus far, and we can all make progress in our work as well.
Ayres says that there is a wide-open lane for any Republicans running for President. He explains that even though Trump is not a concern, there is still a huge chunk of Republican voters who are open to someone with less baggage, even a third party candidate.
He says that if any candidate is willing to seriously challenge Trump or beat him, they will have an alternative to entertain the voters who are willing. Conant says that he thinks about half of the Republican voting base is open to this idea.
He stated, “And no one has succeeded in achieving that. However, he has only veered in the incorrect, incorrect path since then. I believe half a year ago it seemed like Ron DeSantis was on the verge of potentially accomplishing it.”
According to Conant, DeSantis will have to demonstrate that he is a more impressive candidate in order to regain his position as a viable competitor in the campaign.